Slight MI School Aid Boost

Under a new budget bill, Michigan’s public schools will get an extra $11 per student this fall that they weren’t planning for.

The Republican-led state Senate has passed the state’s latest school aid budget by a 37-1 vote.

The Democratic-led state House passed it by a 98-6 vote, sending it to Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Districts will get the small increase as early as this summer.

The increase will be carried over into the new state budget year that starts on October 1st.

The bill will help some school districts, but it won’t be enough to avoid cuts in others.

Schools lost $165 per student in state aid last October.